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Coffee, Conversation & Controversy

River Road's Contemporary Issues Forum meets October to May between services at 10:20 AM in the Fireside Room.  The program is often referred to as CC&C (Coffee, Conversation & Controversy). The forum features speakers on a variety of topics of current interest, with an opportunity for brief discussion. Childcare is available. Questions about the program can be sent to Info-CC&C@rruuc.org.

February 24th, 2019
"Thurgood Marshall: Path to Brown v. Board of Education"
Spencer Crew, Robinson Prof., George Mason Univ.

Brown v. Board of Education (US S Ct 1954) was built on incrementally groundbreaking but little heralded civil rights cases in the 1940ís and early 1950ís. The NAACPís Thurgood Marshall, the principal advocate for petitioners in Brown, devoted years to creating its groundwork. Spencer Crew, Robinson Prof. of History at George Mason Univ., former head of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH and former Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, is writing a book about Marshall. He will discuss Marshallís contributions to the legal strategy that resulted in Brown.